Date posted 15 Jun 2022

June Events and Activities

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Wednesday 1 June

10.30-11.30am Putney Library
Jubilee Crown Craft
Make a royal crown to take home.
10.30am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/  to learn more.
11am Balham Library
Heritage Festival Children’s workshop: Wandsworth at War
Organised by Wandsworth Libraries & Heritage Service. Wandsworth was heavily bombed throughout World War II, but ordinary people continued to live and work here. Find out more about their experiences through artefacts and photographs.
4pm onwards Roehampton Library
The Big DIY Jubilee Party

A potpourri event, with something for everyone. Learn to save money, get an idea for a new business, and more. Meet Jasmine Beverley, author of The Unseen Veil, and find out how to become a published writer. Refreshments provided.
8-9pm Putney Library
Murder at the Bake-off
The Putney Library murder mystery is back! Due to an unfortunate exploding-pudding incident in the bake-off tent last week, the next episode of the Great Putney Bake-off will take place at Putney Library. Judges John Jollygood and Constance Forth will be looking for sheer baking perfection. But will all be sweetness and light - or will it be Death by Chocolate? Indulge your inner sleuth (not to mention your sweet tooth!) and help solve the mystery! Tickets £3, available in advance from the library, email Charlene.coleman@gll.org or call 020 8780 3085.

Saturday 4

10.30am-1pm Balham Library
Lego Club
Drop in for Lego Club, and get creative with other children, every Saturday.
10.30-11am Putney Library
Jubilee Rhyme Time
Songs and rhymes for children and toddlers, with a Jubilee theme
11-1:30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Saturday Crafts
Come and join our weekly craft session
11am-2pm Northcote Children's Library
Crown and Badge Making
Drop in to make a Jubilee crown or badge to take home.
11am-1pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Arty Kid’s Crafts
Enjoy colouring, crafts and games every Saturday.
2 - 4pm Balham Children’s Library
Jubilee Craft Club
Travel back in time to the 1950s and make your own Jubilee-themed pin wheel at today’s drop-in craft club. 
2pm Tooting Library
Jubilee Crown Craft
Make a royal crown to take home. Free drop in activity for children.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Royal Weekend: Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee this weekend with some royal stories and crafts, plus a tea party fit for a Queen! For children and their families. Free. Drop in.

Monday 6

5.30pm Earlsfield Library
Heritage Festival Film screening: Wombles from the lane – an oral history of Wimbledon Football Club
Organised by digital:works. Often cited as the greatest story in football, Wimbledon AFC are the only club to have won both the FA Amateur Cup and the FA cup! This film charts their story with newly collected oral testimony, archive footage, and images from Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre. Free, to book please contact Earlsfield Library on 020 8946 2088
6pm Tooting Library
Heritage Festival Talk: Wandsworth and the Edwardian Roller Skating Boom
Organised by Sean Creighton. The years 1908-1912 saw a boom in rinking (roller skating). Several rinks operated in Wandsworth. Sean Creighton will explain the history of the boom in the area and the links with the National Skating Association. Free, to book please contact Tooting Library on 020 8767 0543

Tuesday 7

10.30am-12pm Tooting Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/ to learn more.
5-6pm Wandsworth Town Library
German Conversation Group
Meet other local German speakers and learners for a social conversation hour to practice the German language. Every second Tuesday. Please call 020 8877 1742 or email wandsworthtown.library@gll.org for more information.
7.30-9.30pm Tooting Library
Author Visit: Karen Joy Fowler
New York Times Bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler will  be at Tooting Library discussing her new book Booth. To book a free place, speak to a member of staff, email tooting.library@gll.org  call 020 8767 0543

Wednesday 8

10.30am-12pm Southfields Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/  to learn more.
1-2.30pm Putney Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/  to learn more.
6.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Heritage Festival Talk: Wandsworth’s Lost Fishing Village
Organised by the Wandsworth Historical Society. From the seventeenth century to the nineteenth, an area dominated by fishermen and watermen flourished near Wandsworth Bridge. Dorian Gerhold tells the story of this remarkable settlement and the families who lived and worked there. Free, to book please contact Wandsworth Town Library on 020 8877 1742

Thursday 9

9.30-10am Northcote Library
Story Time: Empathy Day
A special story time for Empathy Day.

Saturday 11

11am Southfields Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Meg in the Mystic Toyshop
It’s first thing in the morning in the Magic Toyshop. Everything is quiet and still. All the toys are still asleep... except for the lovely vintage doll, Meg! Meg can’t sleep. She has lost her best glove and must find it before the shop opens, or the window display will be ruined. “A lovely, interactive Fringe production that is ideal for families with young children." - The Serenade Files. Visit https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2022/meg-in-the-magic-toyshop-1 to book tickets.
2-4pm Balham Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Nan Kids
What does family mean to you? Join artist Leon Clowes for real life stories of people  raised by grandparents. A free drop-in event where you can watch, draw, chat, write, or listen.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Wild Weekends
Drop in for a weekend story time and craft inspired by the animal awareness days. For ages 3+. Free, drop in.

Monday 13

4-4.30pm Battersea Library
Father's Day Story Time
A special Story Time for Father's Day (Sunday 19th June)
5.30pm Putney Library
Film Club: Love & friendship
A Witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novella from film-maker Whit Stillman. Kate Beckinsale stars as Lady Susan, a high-class widow whose waning finances threaten her status and lifestyle. FREE EVENT! No need to book just turn up!

Tuesday 14

9.30-11.30am Battersea Park Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Join Beatrice Boivineau to practice the basics of Chinese calligraphy. You can also see an exhibition of Chinese calligraphy works all day.
4-5pm Battersea Library
Father’s Day Crafts
Come and make a card for your dad, for Sunday
5-5.45pm Wandsworth Town Library
Children’s German Conversation Group
Chat with other local German speakers and learners for a social conversation hour for children to practice the German language. Every second Tuesday. Ages Please call 020 8877 1742 or email wandsworthtown.library@gll.org for more information.

Wednesday 15

All day Putney Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Moich Abrahams Exhibition
The work of award-winning neo-expressionist insider-outsider artist Moich Abrahams has been selected for numerous exhibitions in London. Moich enjoys combining spontaneity and playfulness with exploring deeper aspects of the unconscious. He is fascinated with both unwrapping the mysterious and reinventing child-like expressiveness. Central to this process is the art of 'letting go'. He lives and works in London. Viewing during library opening hours until 25th June
10.30am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/  to learn more.
6.30pm Putney Library
Talk: The London Wetland Centre
On your doorstep - have you visited the London Wetland Centre? From Victorian concrete reservoirs to urban oasis, hear how this transformation was achieved and how the Wetlands offers something for every visitor to enjoy! A talk by Nick Oliver in association with the Friends of Putney Library. Please book free a ticket in advance, email Charlene.coleman@gll.org or call 020 8780 3085.

Thursday 16

All Day, Tooting Library
Wandsworth Art Fringe: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition

Travel through time and the different styles of traditional calligraphy. This exhibition runs until 26th June and can be viewed during library opening hours.
6-8pm Balham Library
City of Stories: Home
Come along to this special free event marking the launch of the City of Stories Home anthology. Take part in a special creative writing session, hear local authors read there stories, pick up a free copy of the anthology, and more. Book free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworth-city-of-stories-home-celebration-event-tickets-319359501867

Friday 17

11am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library
Putney Sector Police Crime Prevention Event

Please drop by and talk to officers from the Putney Safer Neighbourhood Teams if you are concerned about a local issue or after some crime prevention advice. In an emergency, always call 999. For more information, email fairfield.snt@met.police.uk. You can follow the Fairfield Ward on Twitter @MPSFairfieldWW. Free, drop in.
4-4.40pm Tooting Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Meg in the Mystic Toyshop
It’s first thing in the morning in the Magic Toyshop. Everything is quiet and still. All the toys are still asleep... except for the lovely vintage doll, Meg! Meg can’t sleep. She has lost her best glove and must find it before the shop opens, or the window display will be ruined. “A lovely, interactive Fringe production that is ideal for families with young children." - The Serenade Files. Visit https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2022/meg-in-the-magic-toyshop-1 to book tickets.
4-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Father’s Day Story Time & Craft

Join in a story time all about fathers and families, plus make your own book all about dad, or another favourite person! Ages 3-6. Free, drop in.

Saturday 18

11-11.30am Battersea Library
Dad’s Rhyme Time
A Father’s Day Rhyme Time for dads and children under 3 years old.
11am Earlsfield Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Meg in the Mystic Toyshop
It’s first thing in the morning in the Magic Toyshop. Everything is quiet and still. All the toys are still asleep... except for the lovely vintage doll, Meg! Meg can’t sleep. She has lost her best glove and must find it before the shop opens, or the window display will be ruined. “A lovely, interactive Fringe production that is ideal for families with young children." - The Serenade Files. Visit https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2022/meg-in-the-magic-toyshop-1 to book tickets.
2-4pm Balham Library
Wandsworth Art Fringe: Kenbu Tenshinryuu, sword art 
A workshop in the art of Kenbu Tenshinryuu, sword art. Open to adults and children from 14+ and limited to 6 participants. Free, visit https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2022/art-of-japanese-sword-with-kenbu-tenshinryu-practice to book.
2-4pm Putney Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Nan Kids
What does family mean to you? Join artist Leon Clowes for real life stories of people  raised by grandparents. A free drop-in event where you can watch, draw, chat, write, or listen.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Wild Weekends

Drop in for a weekend story time and craft inspired by the animal awareness days. For ages 3+. Free, drop in.

Monday 20

4-6pm Roehampton Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Nan Kids
What does family mean to you? Join artist Leon Clowes for real life stories of people  raised by grandparents. A free drop-in event where you can watch, draw, chat, write, or listen.

Tuesday 21

10am Wandsworth Town Library
Get it Loud! Baby Rhyme Time

Celebrate Make Music Day with an extra musical baby rhyme time. Ages 0-2. Free, drop in.
10.30am-12pm Tooting Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/ to learn more.
2.15pm Wandsworth Town Library
Get it Loud! Baby Rhyme Time

Celebrate Make Music Day with an extra musical baby rhyme time. Ages 0-2. Free, drop in.
5-6pm Wandsworth Town Library
German Conversation Group
Meet other local German speakers and learners for a social conversation hour to practice the German language. Every second Tuesday. Please call 020 8877 1742 or email wandsworthtown.library@gll.org for more information.

Wednesday 22

10.30am-12pm Southfields Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/  to learn more.
1-2.30pm Putney Library
Digipals
Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers. Friendly drop-in support for older people; advice on shopping online; accessing information and entertainment on the internet; and connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. Bring your own device or use a library computer.
Visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/our-services/digipals/  to learn more.

Thursday 23

5.30pm Northcote Library
Mindfulness Workshop
Not feeling like yourself? Come to this free workshop with Navine from Navine's Good Space

Friday 24

4-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Refugee Week Story Time

Hear stories about and inspired by refugees from around the world in honour of Refugee Week. Ages 3-6. Free, drop in.

Saturday 25

11.30am Northcote Library
London Undercurrents
Battersea poet Hilaire and Islington poet Joolz Sparkes read from their poetry collection London Undercurrents, published by Holland Park Press. They will discuss the inspirational women behind their closely researched work, including: Charlotte Despard; 17th century asparagus growers in Battersea Fields; Price's Candles factory workers, and their north London sisters
1.15-3.30pm Tooting Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Join Beatrice Boivineau to practice the basics of Chinese calligraphy.
2pm Balham Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Meg in the Mystic Toyshop
It’s first thing in the morning in the Magic Toyshop. Everything is quiet and still. All the toys are still asleep... except for the lovely vintage doll, Meg! Meg can’t sleep. She has lost her best glove and must find it before the shop opens, or the window display will be ruined. “A lovely, interactive Fringe production that is ideal for families with young children." - The Serenade Files. Visit https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2022/meg-in-the-magic-toyshop-1 to book tickets.
2-4.30pm Balham Library Hall
Polish Heritage Day
Join us to celebrate Polish heritage with a free film screening of Small Time Obsession, a story of love and betrayal among a group of friends in south London’s Polish community. Followed by Q&A with director Piotr Szkopiak. Organised by the Stockwell Partnership/Poles in south London project https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-time-obsession-film-screening-followed-by-qa-with-piotr-szkopiak-tickets-341255533487 to book a free ticket.
There is also a walk earlier in the day, taking place in Clapham https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-walk-forgotten-polish-south-london-tickets-341251671937. Part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2022. 
2pm Battersea Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: The story of Flip Fraser
An interactive, multi-media exhibition of materials and performances telling the story of Peter Randolph Fraser AKA Flip Fraser - the first editor of The Voice Newspaper and creator of the iconic show 'Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame'.  Part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
2-4pm York Gardens Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Nan Kids
What does family mean to you? Join artist Leon Clowes for real life stories of people  raised by grandparents. A free drop-in event where you can watch, draw, chat, write, or listen. Part of the Wandsworth Art Fringe 2022.
2.30-3.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Children’s Reading Group

A reading group for children ages 8-12. Come have a chat about some great children’s books. Free, but drop in, call 020 8877 1742 or email wandsworthtown.library@gll.org for more information or to reserve your copy of this month’s book. Meets on the last Saturday of each month.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Wild Weekends

Drop in for a weekend story time and craft inspired by the animal awareness days. For ages 3+. Free, drop in.

Sunday 26

12pm Tooting Library
Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Meg in the Mystic Toyshop
It’s first thing in the morning in the Magic Toyshop. Everything is quiet and still. All the toys are still asleep... except for the lovely vintage doll, Meg! Meg can’t sleep. She has lost her best glove and must find it before the shop opens, or the window display will be ruined. “A lovely, interactive Fringe production that is ideal for families with young children." - The Serenade Files. Visit https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2022/meg-in-the-magic-toyshop-1 to book tickets.

Thursday 30

4-5pm Balham Library
Balham Library's Family Pride Month Party
... with extra special guest star... MAMA G! Join Mama G at Balham Library for an special event to finish off Pride Month! Featuring Drag Queen story time, songs, crafts, and snacks... come in your brightest clothes and get ready to party! Limited spaces; first come, first served. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!